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White porcelain figurine of a Jewish money changer

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.610

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    White porcelain figurine of a money changer with stereotypical Jewish features: an oversize nose and long, full beard, in a red-brown jacket, with an outstretched hand. This figurine is one of the 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic artifacts and visual materials.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    Contributor
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    Biography
    The Katz Ehrenthal Collection is a collection of more than 900 objects depicting Jews and antisemitic and anti-Jewish propaganda from the medieval to the modern era, in Europe, Russia, and the United States. The collection was amassed by Peter Ehrenthal, a Romanian Holocaust survivor, to document the pervasive history of anti-Jewish hatred in Western art, politics and popular culture. It includes crude folk art as well as pieces created by Europe's finest craftsmen, prints and periodical illustrations, posters, paintings, decorative art, and toys and everyday household items decorated with depictions of stereotypical Jewish figures.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Decorative Arts
    Category
    Ceramics
    Physical Description
    White painted porcelain figurine of a man in a white suit with gold cuffs, a white vest with gold polka dots, a long, brown jacket, and a top hat with gold trim. He has stereotypical Jewish features: a large nose, long, full gray beard, hooded eyes, and full, red lips. His right hand is extended, palm up, as if asking for payment, and he holds a roll, possibly of coins, in his left hand. He stands upon a raised decorative pedestal with a gold ring painted around the bottom.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 7.000 inches (17.78 cm)
    Materials
    overall : ceramic, ceramic glaze

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The figurine was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by the Katz Family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Special Collection
    Katz Ehrenthal Collection
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:11:14
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